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Hey kids, Harry here at Comic Con… and about the time you’re reading this, I’m sitting and chatting with Stallone & nearly a half ton of cinematic testosterone in HALL H for a large excited audience and I mentioned in my introduction that in addition to being the Editor-In-Chief of AINT IT COOL NEWS, that I have entered into an agreement with Philip Kim – the owner of the Famous Monsters empire to be the Editor –In-Chief of FAMOUSMONSTERS.Com – and that AintItCool will be presenting and running FAMOUS MONSTERS’ web presence.
In addition, Phillip and I have been talking about a great many plans to really revitalize and make FAMOUS MONSTERS at the very least as cool as we can make it with the feedback of everyone that loved what FAMOUS MONSTERS was and inspired each of us to be. What does this mean? Well, you won’t see me cussing up a storm on FAMOUS MONSTERS, not because I’ve been told I can’t, but because that would be wrong. It also won’t mean you’ll be seeing me disappear from AICN, if anything, I’m more fired up than ever. FAMOUS MONSTERS owner, Philip Kim has a team that he’s been working with in Los Angeles – and my team is going to be working with them… along with looking for others that share a similar passion for Horror, Fantasy & Sci-Fi from not just the past, but the present & the future. The types of articles will be different from what you see at AICN… And tonally different from most of what you see in the Horror Blog world. For one, FAMOUS MONSTERS wasn’t just about Horror. I’ve also been talking with a great deal of filmmakers and effects professionals about bringing you some very special content like only FAMOUS MONSTERS should bring us. What you’ll see is a lot of PASSION for the classics, the faces and names behind the scenes that too often are ignored by a media that is fixated upon Big Stars & Big Directors and don’t celebrate the myriad of artists that contribute to the kind of work that made us geek out to that magazine. FAMOUS MONSTERS taught us to know the names of folks like Lon Chaney Sr, Jack Pierce, Paul Blaisdell, Bob Burns, Rick Baker, Stan Winston, Rob Bottin & on and on. We’ll look back at those and many more even as we focus to find the new creators of Famous Monsters – be they practical, digital or some unique form that I can barely understand. We’ll be exhibiting your art, your videos and your creativity – giving everyone a shot to be a part of FAMOUS MONSTERS. We’ll provide a way for you collectors out there to show off and share your collections with us, including my collection and that of my friends. We’ll also be looking for the coolest and most unique products to share through Captain Company! Possibly working with some amazing places to create cool things just for our FamousMonsters.Com readership! I also want to bring back a focus upon the great Pulp artists & writers… and cast attention to the modern writers that have taken up that tradition. FAMOUS MONSTERS was a place that published the works of kids…. Kids that grew up to be prominent fixtures of our modern Pop Culture… We’ll be doing that as well. There will be very fun contests, screenings & events. And then there’s a whole lot more. At Comic Con, I’ll be joining the FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Magazine Editor, Michael Heisler, the brilliant artist William Stout, the awesomely cool Bela Lugosi Jr. and my new best buddy, Philip Kim – owner of the growing FAMOUS MONSTERS Empire. I’m going to be joining them at both the FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Booth #1509 from time to time at the convention – and the FAMOUS MONSTERS panel in Room 3 on Friday, July 23rd from 5:30-6:30pm. We’re aiming to debut the New FAMOUSMONSTERS.COM around the end of FANTASTIC FEST, on October 1st. Many of you may remember that I promised y’all that I’d do something with all the materials that I’ve been buying from Uncle Forry over the past decade or more. I should tell you all… how all of this came to be. I went to a little convention in Louisville, Kentucky called WONDERFEST. I went nearly exclusively to meet, at long last, Bob Burns. Unfortunately, Bob couldn’t be there. I also was going to help out with a PREDATORS panel with Greg Nicotero & Nimrod Antal. Both of whom had to cancel due to (WALKING DEAD with Greg) and the continuing post-production of PREDATORS. So there I was, kinda wondering what the heck I was going to be doing at WONDERFEST. We decided to check out the “Green Room” – only to discover that it was a loving shrine to FAMOUS MONSTERS and CAPTAIN COMPANY with booze. I loved the room. Made me feel like I was home. That first night, I ran into Joe Moe, who Ackerman described as being a “Son amongst Nephews” – which is very likely the highest compliment that Forry could give a soul. Joe kept Forry alive, helped him get through some of the toughest years of his wondrous life. I asked who, Philip Kim was, because his smiling face was in this Gold Frame hanging above the Bar. That’s when he told me about the current state of Famous Monsters. I have to admit, given some of the fighting and general nastiness that plagued Famous Monsters when Forry was… tossed away by the previous ownership. It broke Forry’s heart – and I lost interest. It was another sad story about losing one’s connection with that which is one’s life’s passion. After the PREDATORS panel, I got rushed over to join the “FORREST J ACKERMAN WILL NEVER DIE Panel” and joined a wonderful group and told Acker-stories, did Ackerman impressions and at one point, I found myself admitting that since Ackerman’s death, I found working on AICN difficult. You see, 15 minutes after I first launched AICN, Forry wrote me a letter about a photo of him, my sister & me that I had up on that original site. ( Forry was delighted that he was wearing a red Hawaiian shirt that he had been given to him from Sarah Karloff. He liked what he saw and hoped I would keep it up. When I received that letter from Forry, it powered me. The idea that he could be reading what I was writing filled me with joy. Throughout the history of the site, I’d hear from Forry from time to time – and it always thrilled me. Just a couple of days before Forry died, he had Joe Moe call me, because he wanted to speak to me. Joe told me at WonderFest that I was one of ten people that Forry called to speak to before he passed away. I can still hear that voice in my mind. He was fragile and at death’s door and that was in his wonderfully melodious voice. He told me that he was passing the torch to me and that he was sure it would burn brighter than it ever did for him. This devastated me. Since Forry’s death – I had been racking my brain of how to do justice to his name and what he told me in that last conversation. I spent a great deal of time chatting with Joe Moe at WONDERFEST – his spirit has been indelibly touched by Ackerman. The calm in his voice and a fire in his eyes. It turns out that Joe and a couple other folks from WonderFest called up Philip Kim. Meanwhile, I was actually scanning images from the Famous Monsters Files that I bought from Forry in the week after WONDERFEST. Specifically I was going to start with the Famous Monsters File on PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. I was reading all the articles and clippings. I was reading the original Oscar Wilde… I had decided the column would be called TALES FROM THE ACKER-PHILES. Being in THE OLD DARK CLUB HOUSE at WonderFest had motivated me to get pro-active with my Ackerman promises. I was just set to write that article when at about 11pm on a Monday night, the phone rang and it was Philip Kim proposing to team up on a rather ambitious plan that we instantly started firing away at. For the next two days we talked at length about what we should do. I started teasing something amazing on my Twitter & Facebook. It was, thrilling. THIS MADE SENSE. This is why I hadn’t been able to get the Acker-tribute going on AICN. It just never felt right. What I wanted to do was something bigger. Something more in keeping with the spirit of FAMOUS MONSTERS. To create a place for Families, Kids and Geeks like us could share a loving passion for the fantastic odd things that make us all the nieces & nephews of FJA. Then, I nearly died. The entire time I was on the way to the E.R. I had a sense of calm. I knew this wasn’t the end, I simply had too much to do. I have a very clear & calm vision of what I want to do with the rest of my life and dying didn’t really figure into it just then. But there I was… on a gurney, wires and fluids hooked into me. Patricia laughing at me entertaining the E.R. folks as they gave me all the best drugs. The close call made me focus on getting this deal with Philip in place before Comic Con. We signed our first agreement, yesterday. In the past month or so – I’ve had a great deal of conversations with my family & friends. It seems this situation has been a surprise to NOBODY – and there’s several of them that reacted with a “Thank God!” I love Ain’t It Cool News. But without Famous Monsters, I never would have created it. I wouldn’t be who I am, and without Famous Monsters and my love for it and what I learned from those magical goofy scary pages… I wouldn’t have been friends with many of those famous folks that y’all know I chat with and call friends. In thinking about what FAMOUS MONSTERS is, it has helped me to differentiate what it is that I love doing with AICN – along with becoming a fulfilling outlet for a different type of passion. AICN is a reflex for me. I write to you folks as though you’re my best friends. I don’t hide the most insane thoughts and phrases that I have, but what y’all don’t see much on AICN, is who I am with my nephew, Giovanni. Or the way I am with younger fans. When I simply feed their passion, curiosity and questions. I will be answering FANG MAIL. I will be devising contests for kids of all ages, no matter how old you are. But the one thing I’ll never do is replace Forrest J Ackerman. I am Harry Knowles. I’ll always be Harry, and while Forry and I share many similar fetishes, I won’t learn Esperanto, however, I am all about the pretty young ladies sitting on my lap and singing monster songs. I will sing the praises of Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok. And FAMOUS MONSTERS.Com will be a place of respect, discovery and enlightenment… oh, and a ton of fun… essentially the coolest clubhouse with no limits on how many can come and play. Forry left us the coolest clubhouse in the world and it is time we played with it the way we should in the 21st Century. Play. That’s an important word. Uncle Forry played with his nieces & nephews. He included us all and encouraged us to be who we are, even if our neighbors and families could never fully understand. We don’t love the scary things because we want to do harm to a single soul. We love it, because we love to be scared, we love to be thrilled. We love rubber bloody fingers and real dirt from Transylvania! We love Halloween and don’t really understand why it happens just once a year. We look in the sky and imagine what is out there. For many of us, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND was the first indication that maybe there was a place for folks like us. It is an honor to be a part of that and to bring that to life in a way that only the Internet can do. For me, it helps guarantee that I’ll never grow up, never ever grow old and never ever ever forget Forrest J Ackerman. I look forward to your comments below and at my regular Harry @ AintItCool.Com. If you’ve ever dreamt of being a part of FAMOUS MONSTERS, we’ll need as much of your help as possible. So tell me what you’d like FAMOUSMONSTERS.COM to be. What concerns you, along with what you’re excited about. We’re going on quite a journey, and it is my intention to do AICN & FAMOUS MONSTERS for as long as I live. No matter what else happens in my life, I’ll be guiding and contributing to both rather constantly. I’m writing this the night before leaving for Comic Con, where I get to announce this new part of my life. I’m so anxious to share more, but hey… I still have to pack. This is a crazy busy con for me this year, more than ever before. If you can make it by the booth or the panel, I look forward to chatting with each and every one of you that find me. Just a really lucky nephew, Harry Knowles

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  • July 22, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    That's actually quite cool.

    by vanchimera

    Congrats, Harry. Looking forward to seeing what kinda stuff you'll do with the site. Poke Stallone in a vein for us.

  • July 22, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Nice one Harry

    by kwisatzhaderach


  • July 22, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    congrats Harry

    by deelzbub

  • July 22, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Congrats Harry!

    by deelzbub

    Sounds like your dreams are coming true! Happy for you, man!

  • July 22, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    That's really exciting Harry!

    by Ladonite

    Congrats, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the result is, or at least what the beginning looks like.

  • July 22, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Cool Harry. But Hope Your New Duties...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...don't involve you either writing OR editing. I think we can all agree on that.

  • July 22, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Forrest J Would Be Happy

    by puto tenax

    Match made in heaven, and, I hope, one that lasts a long time. Looking forward to this, Harry. I think it'll be fun! Let's go to Ackerman vaults!

  • July 22, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Congrats, Harry...

    by ClayG

    I was one of Uncle Forry's nephews, too. You're going to have people on this site who never read FM, who may not know who Forry was, or even have seen many of the films he celebrated. I remember, though. FM was the first magazine about 'imagimovies' I ever read, and Forry was at the first con I ever went to, in 1981, at the age of 10. I remember he was wearing Bela Lugosi's Dracula ring. I also remember he was exactly how I imagined he'd be. I used to dream about going and touring the Ackermansion. I was bummed out beyond belief when what happened with Forry and FM happened. I'm glad it's coming back in some form, and I'm glad you're involved. You *understand*. You'll get it right. Make him proud--and hey, man, thanks for the things you do at this site too, for all of us who never want to join the dead hearts and souls called 'grownups.'

  • July 22, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    So I just called Harry Knowles...

    by Proman1984

    A bitch! You are a bitch, Knowles!

  • July 22, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "I am all about the pretty young ladies sitting on my lap and singing monster songs."<p> Shit dude, if I knew you were all about *that* I would've been friendlier. I'm all about that too. What a small world...

  • July 22, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ...seems this whole "internet" thing is really taking off after all. I thought it was just a fad.<P> seriously though...Congratz, do ya thing Harry.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    kick ass Harry

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    but dont let them find you sleeping on the job. I did that, and terrible things happened.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    All these years thinking I was the only one... having a fetish for pretty young ladies sitting on my lap and singing monster songs. Life was a lonely place. Until five minutes ago.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    So will this mean we'll have to wait longer for your

    by BetterCallSaul

    Inception review.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    H, if you want to swap numbers of pretty ladies that are willing to do that then just say. My fave is when they sing the 'yub nub' song. It's not strictly a monster song but it's a sub-genre.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Sweetness of infinite sweetness.

    by SoylentMean

    Not sure what this really means for AICN (I hope this doesn't interfere with the posting of the DVD column, dammit). <P> Also, can we get monster themed emoticons? I claim Godzilla now!

  • July 22, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Harry! Good Luck! :)

    by NeverTalksBack

  • July 22, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Great, guess we get to wait longer for the site redesign...

    by coconutgroves

    And your Magnolia review, and your Inception review....

  • July 22, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    will this go the way of "CINEMATIC SHRIMP"?

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    and by that,I mean...nowhere(it's hard for me to write lines like that because I truly love aintitcool...)

  • July 22, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Give 'em HELL Harry

    by Star Hump

    and claws and fangs and bulging, yellow demon eyes and screams and blood and FUN

  • July 22, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Great news about "Famous Monsters," but what I really want to kn

    by Biggie Kaiju

    ... is where can I get one of those pussy-magnet Galactus hats? That'll get some panties droppin'.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by IndyCollector

    Will be chock full of bad grammar and incoherent articles? And, damn. I live in Indianapolis and wish I could have gone to the convention to poke Harry with a stick.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    How about updating this site to

    by jimmy_009

    2005 standards? Seriously, it really needs it.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Never heard of FAMOUSMONSTERS or Uncle Forry but...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...congratulations, Harry. May many young ladies sit on your lap and sing your monster songs. Or something.<P>Now, what was all that earlier talk about big, new announcements for AIN'T IT COOL? Are there changes on the way for this site?

  • July 22, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I think this is great for you, Harry!

    by buffywrestling

    A perfect, natural fit. Like the world's best condom. <p> [And the pic of you & your parents made me a bit misty-eyed. Truth.]

  • July 22, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

  • July 22, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I remember a friend of mine...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...had a bunch of issues of Famous Monsters from the early 70's that got left behind with him when his older brother moved out. Used to have fun leafing through the moldy old things, but that's the extent of my knowledge of all thinks Famous Monsters, sadly. Well congrats Harry! Now I know why no Inception review (yeah, I know, I sound like a broken record).

  • July 22, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Magnolia review???

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Well, hell, I missed that one too. I'll give Big Ginger a pass on that one.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Inception, hell, Harry gets a pass on that, too...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...I have a sort of sneaking suspicion that Massa's disappearing negative review probably summed up Harry's views as well. Just guessing, anyway.

  • July 22, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    "great many plans to really revitalize"

    by OutlawsDelejos

    that made me laugh, maybe its true but this site hasn't exactly embraced all the new technologies the internet has to offer.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You're looking mighty svelte too.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Want Boobs

    by NippleEffect

    this article is solely lacking

  • July 22, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    it always gets me

    by NippleEffect

    just how young Harry looks<p> makes me almost feel bad for picking on a kid

  • July 22, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST


    by NippleEffect

    not enough to stop<p> /preensmustache

  • July 22, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Harry, can't you grow a real beard?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    The whole hair under the chin look is so 1998..grow a Gerard Butler 300 style beard or go home

  • July 22, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    re: Harry, can't you grow a real beard?

    by NippleEffect

    this coming from a RedBull_Werewolf<p> It's open season<p> and silver bullets are free

  • July 22, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 22, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I hope you hire some proof readers.

    by MaxTheSilent

  • July 22, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Hey! Show some leg

    by NippleEffect

    Makes good press

  • July 22, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by Drunken_Severed_Head

    Congratulations, Harry-- how cool! Max

  • July 22, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Will you be taking your "shit" & "boogers" world view there?

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Please, no scat metaphors linked to Forry Ackerman.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    First sexual harassment suit in a week

    by NippleEffect

    you just *know* Harry's out there going *want to sniff my finger*<p> The Horror!<br> [tiny font]The Horror![/tiny font]

  • July 22, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Coming soon to

  • July 22, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    awesome news, dude...

    by frank cotton

  • July 22, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Are you sure you read what you were signing? Maybe there's a clause signing Yoko over as a sex slave, hence Philip's glee.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 22, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You and he could have a wheelchair battle.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I'd buy some mags from her, why not.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Harry is living the life..

    by ganymede3010

    He gets paid to do what we spend money doing everyday. Geeking out on Movies, Comics, Toys, Games. Lucky dude.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    In all seriousness I have much love for him, for creating this wonderful community for us to share our common interests in. To revel, to debate, to exchange ideas and opinions. Really, you guys are like a second family to me. I love you all.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Good luck!

    by dannysquid

    After years of browsing your site, I finally signed up just to say what a great idea this is. Go for it, Harry!

  • July 22, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, man, you have a beard, you grow a moustache, too!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Only the Amish can rock that beard/no 'stache look. And I never see any postings about Harry, Capone, Massa and Yoko raising any friggin' barns!

  • July 22, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Why did it take you so long to sign up? Are you not opinionated or something?

  • July 22, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    YEah, that Asian chick is kinda cute!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Hard to tell, but looks like she has a pretty nice rack, too.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    If so, then hasta la vista AICN

  • July 22, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    The Reason Harry Doesn't Have A Mustache

    by NippleEffect

    He Made A Pact With God To Remain Purdy Forever<p> It's a Factoid

  • July 22, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Make sure you cash your check quick, Knowles.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I mean, they're never saggy or anything and even if they're small they're fine to play with.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Esperanto isn't that hard, Har...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob is a universal language, after all. Well, getting tired... Bonan nokton!

  • July 22, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Fucking A....sign me up!

    by Jobacca

    Oddly enough,I've been going through a Universal Monsters phase here recently. I just got the chance to go to Universal Studios Hollywood for the first time,and was dismayed at the lack of classic Monsters featured in the park. On my way out I wound up popping in at Things From Another World at Universal City Walk and saw way more UM stuff than the park had. The manager caught me checking out the stuff and we both lamented the fact that Universal no longer had any love for the classic monsters. Hell,I've been searching for a forum or a website for the past week where I could hang out and geek out about the classics and looks like the perfect site is on the way. Keep us updated Harry...very excited about where this could lead!

  • July 22, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Poor script girl...

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    Selling tricks for a buck a time. She was so close to stardom.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Maybe the Asian chick and her rack can be the new Script Girl

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...except, like, with monsters... uh, I guess.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I've had Hispanic chicks...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...a Portuguese chick, a Scottish chick, French chick, several redneck chicks, even Persian chicks but never an Asian chick. It's one of the major disappointments in my life.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Pretty sure this ain't gonna get me laid

    by NippleEffect

    so I don't fucking care

  • July 22, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Never had one, you lucky devil.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    The trick to getting a Persian chick

    by NippleEffect

    It helps to be a Persian guy<p> Or you could buy my book where I spell it out for you

  • July 22, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    ain't that ghoul

    by Genre_Baby

    I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with Congrats, Harry.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    So when does the Orange Edition come out?

    by NippleEffect

    You Orange bastard you

  • July 22, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    ain't that ghoul

    by Genre_Baby

    I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with Congrats, Harry.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah like someone upstream said

    by NippleEffect

    Harry lives the life<p> Rock on bro

  • July 22, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    On a totally unrelated note

    by NippleEffect

    The Orangutan guild went on strike<p> something, something, something how the color orange is theirs by birthright

  • July 22, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Who Cares!

    by NippleEffect

    they're fucking Orangutan's<p> I got your orange right here bitch

  • July 22, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Juat As Long As You Don't...

    by KosherWookie

    Let Yoko write anything for it, it will be fine.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Harry's facebook mood

    by NippleEffect

    Orange<p> go figure

  • July 22, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Harry would look a lot better...

    by Barrock

    If he shaved that strange... beard off. It just looks... odd to say the least.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    so my Fm collection

    by disfigurehead

    will drop in price?

  • July 22, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Orange News

    by NippleEffect

    There is no escape<p> Kill And Eat Your Grandmother!<br> Spare her the Orange Horror!

  • July 22, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    thats what harry looks like??

    by TheDudeintheShadows


  • July 22, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Dude ain't red

    by NippleEffect

    that's effin orange goddammit

  • July 22, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The Orangeoplisis!

    by NippleEffect

    buy a mule

  • July 22, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by Arch Nemesis

    Monster Music section. How important is music in Horror/Monster film!!! <p> And, congrats Harry. It's always a real pleasure to see how happy you are doing what you love, you're a real inspiration.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember The Monster Times?

    by rainbowtrout1265

    I still can remember the excitement I felt as a kid when I would see the new issue of Famous Monsters or The Monster Times at the newsstand.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I rocked Famous Monters

    by DinoBass

    in the early 70s. As a kid I couldn't wait for the latest edition to hit the magazine rack. Fond memories of scanning the pages while mom did the grocery shopping.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Actually - I can grow a full beard and moustache


    but it interferes and causes discomfort for the gals when you go down on them. I have no moustache and no chin fuzz out of respect for the ladies.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    LOVED Monster Times!


    very different from FAMOUS MONSTERS - more scholarly, a greater intensity of pure film knowledge... but not as warm as what came from FAMOUS MONSTERS - Forry made movies, monsters & their makers feel like family.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Have a "this day in Monsterland"

    by ATARI

    XX number of years ago. And then post a photo and story from the mag for that month/year.

  • A forum from the 21st century.<br> <br> You know, one where you can reply to specific threads, and edit you replies.<br> <br> That would be swell.<br>

  • July 22, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Discomfort for the gals when you do down on them?

    by LordPorkington

    You're joking of course, we all know that, but you're married Harry. Do you know how classless that is saying that? Poor Yoko.

  • July 22, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    That said...

    by LordPorkington

    I'm very pleased for you that you're able to do something else that you enjoy and have enthusiasm for. Good luck to you on both websites sir.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I remember the first FM I bought

    by ATARI

    or rather forced my mom to buy me -- it has R2-D2 on the cover. Sure wish I would have saved all those now. <br>

  • July 22, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Congrats Harry!

    by Thanos0145

    Like others on this site have been asking..Where's your INCEPTION review???

  • July 22, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    my brother told me this...

    by Grendy

    ... today on the phone. He'd called me from Dallas to thank me for an early birthday gift of the Tusken Raider poster from MONDO. After he'd said thanks he says: Harry's been named Editor in Chief of Famous Monsters! -- We both read FM as kids (I used to steal his) and Starlog and Fangoria. I am so happy for you. This seems like a perfect fit!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I can't think of a better person to carry the torch.

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    Good for you Harry, We're proud you have accepted the mantle. Wear it proudly. We got your back.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST Talkback?

    by conspiracy

    You realize Harry...that the forums, should you have any over there, will soon be infested with repulsive, perverted, immature and vulgar posters...ya know...people like me.</p><p>AM I too assume that there will be much more stringent moderators over there? No Incredible Melting Man covered in Chocolate Pussy Juice will be allowed will they?</p><p> Good luck on your new venture sir.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    That may have been your best composed article

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    I look forward to reading more of the kid friendly version on famous monsters. But you better have an editor or proof reader look over your stuff, cause a cuss word or seven might sneak through while you are switching hats!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Here's to Modest Ambitions.

    by cookylamoo

  • July 22, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    we're never going to see harry again

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    farewell mr knowles

  • July 22, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Thats a wicked cool beer drinking hat! Wheres the straw?

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    On second thought -Maybe I don't want to know where the straw is!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    perfect. Positively perfect.

    by geech

    Harry, this is fantastic news. How freaking cool that FM is going to be brought BACK in the proper sense just in time to share with my sons!!! I love what you wrote and it gives me great hope. Take your time, have fun and know, as you do, that there are thousands of fellow geeks who are smiling like Gwynplaine at this news.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    Right on, Harry. I find this news touching, in a weird way. Not like, "touching me in a weird way." Because this news isn't handsy like that.<p>Very cool. Grats.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    That is VERY cool!

    by decypher44

    Can't wait for this! Good luck, Harry!!!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    one more thing...

    by geech

    does this mean we get to look forward to a Basil Gogos painting of you??? I think it's only appropriate.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Me: "Joe, this is Harry Knowles." Love ya, Harry!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I've had to contain my excitement about this announcement for weeks now, as Harry told me about it during his near death, steriod-fueled recovery. As the fan world turns, I played a small part in this great saga by suggesting to my Wonderfest compatriots that we invite Harry as a guest to Wonderfest this year. What started as a chance to introduce Harry to Wonderfest regular Bob Burns turned into a chance to introduce Harry to Joe Moe. That's right! Harry and Yoko waited patiently outside the Old Dark Clubhouse while I scrambled to get Donnie Waddell to unlock the door to this Monster Kid Heaven. Nobody was there at the time, so we hung out for a minute until Joe Moe arrived and I INTRODUCED THEM! They had spoken on the phone, but never in person, so I'm somewhat giddy that I played a small, fly-on-the-wall part in this new chapter in the Famous Monsters story. I'm a diehard Monster Kid. Over the last 24 hours I've scoured the Classic Horror Boards reading Halloween memories, watched a bootleg of the 1961 "Shadow of the Cat", checked for Haunted Manion collectibles and chated on the Universal Monster Army website (which I highly recommend). I trust Harry with the keys to the monster kingdom as long as remembers not to drink blood and drive. I've been creeping around the halls of AICN for 12 years, attended 10 BNATS and a couple Fantatasic Fests, and this is my proudest day as a AICN fan, and I want to say it loud and clear in Talkbacks to all of you. Congratulations, Harry! Long Live Famous Monsters of Filmland!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST


    by JonChambers

  • July 22, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    That's very cool RA

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    I think Harry will do FM proud - or be haunted by the ghost of Forry forever!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Famous Monsters should be a resounding voice...

    by SoylentMean

    for any and all unavailable Horror films to be made available! In this day and age no Horror film should be unavailable. <P> Make that the Famous Monsters battle cry!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Also, point those glaring eyes at Horror novels!

    by SoylentMean

    While the notion of a literate populace is probably nothing more than a delusional fantasy I think it's a good delusion to foster. To nourish. To train up to fight Godzilla and Rodan in a death match of ultimate destruction!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Starlog part of Famous Monsters family?

    by wickedblue

    I was a big Starlog man back in the day. Congrats Harry!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    renamed orangepr0ndotcom

    by NippleEffect

    is that a pickle in your pocket or are you just glad to see me

  • July 22, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Very Cool. Uncle Forry would be proud. I am as well.

    by JediRob

    Look forward to seeing the "Famous Monsters" moniker back up to the level it once was.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Dirk, I'm now the Qui-Gon Jinn of FMOF.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I introduced Anakin to Obi-Wan, but basically I'm just exposition. Hee hee.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Seriously couldn't you cut Elvira a cheque

    by NippleEffect

    I will always lurv Cassandra<p> And your article is seriously lacking bewbs

  • July 22, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by NippleEffect

    get serious man<p> Oil the chicks up<p> Need some boobs<p> And no, your cleavage doesn't count<p> Have a 70's hairy bitch contest

  • July 22, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Choos the theme song contest

    by NippleEffect

    I win

  • July 22, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    re: Actually - I can grow a full beard and moustache

    by NippleEffect

    nice try buddy<p> Some advice<br> Next time try it with less girly voice

  • July 22, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Harry's coming out with his own scent line

    by NippleEffect

    Shocking Orange Be there<br> Or Be Tasered

  • July 22, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Great news Harry, good luck!

    by mortsleam

    Stuck with it, hope you make Famous Monsters the best it can be. Just don't abandon AICN. Cause really, this place could use some work. <p>I have it on good authority that my beard & 'stache do not cause discomfort. It's all about not letting it get too brambly. Trim that shit.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    that's AWESOME NEWS, Harry

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Who better to run that site with love than a man in a Galactus hat? Honestly, though, I don't think they could've made a better choice for someone who can show even half the love and devotion to the subject that Ackerman did. It's like Optimus becoming a Prime in a world without Michael know,...perfect.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Why The Movie House Will Never Die

    by NippleEffect

    It's the only effin place you can get effin banana milk duds<br> god effin dammit

  • July 22, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    The longest walk in the world

    by NippleEffect

    way, WAY, way back before time<br> I snuck out of the House to see Night of The Living Dead<p> 2 miles<p> The walk up<br> No biggie<p> The walk home.....<br> Took forever<p> 2nd to worst part<br> I got caught<p> Dads sitting there waiting for me<br> Boy howdy, he don't appreciate my cleverness at all

  • July 22, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Dads been dead for five years

    by NippleEffect

    and I'm still effin grounded

  • July 22, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Harry......if your talking to Stallone......

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Can you ask him if we'll ever get directors cuts for any of the Rocky movies? I'm not familiar with the latest blu release of those movies but I don't think there was anything that special about them - though I may be mistaken.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Why keep milking the FAMOUS MONSTERS name?

    by haters_union

    FM is legendary of course, but I don't really see the point in a hollow modern version. Leave it be!

  • July 23, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by Geekgasm

    Best news I've heard all week. Good for you, Harry.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    My God It's Full Of

    by NippleEffect


  • July 23, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    "Passing the torch"


    If you think you've found a way to make Famous Monsters relevant instead of simply aping Forry for nostalgia's sake then I'm thrilled. But to me, his final message to you was to work tirelessly to keep the community alive and excited in your own way. In recent years you haven't had the drive to keep your single weekly DVD blurb column on track. You have the potential to be much, much more. This place has far more brand recognition than Famous Monsters does in 2010. Put the work into making Ain't It Cool everything it can be too. AICN was there at the dawn of the internet, and was revolutionary. But it hasn't grown. There is a HUGE void left on the internet. There should be a place as accessible, informative and respected as IGN, but with all the humor and passion and other human qualities of AICN. Congratulations on your new venture. I'm excited to see what you have in store for us. But please don't let your love of Forry's legacy detract from building your own.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST


    by Mark_Petlock

    I am looking forward to it.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    ^ what he said

    by NippleEffect

    aicn should be a respected brand<p> I value the reviews here (not yours , don't get excited)<p> Invest in a modern day talk back system<p> Kill Herc and hire a new Herc<br> One that has good taste<br> Or at least is purdy<p> yeah, go for purdy<p> Can't go wrong with purdy

  • July 23, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Harry FM suggestion ""

    by TheJudger

    If anyone one site is keeping Rubber Monster Love Alive. The H.M.A is it. Many big name artist came from that womb. They have their own con as well. It's called "Mask-Fest".

  • July 23, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    A Vamperalla line up

    by NippleEffect

    but geez, most them chicks gotta be hitting 70

  • July 23, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Most Famous Geek & Famous Monsters

    by NoHubris

    A marriage made in Monster Heaven. Congrats, Harry!

  • July 23, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Awesome news Harry.

    by billyhitchcock1

    Well done.

  • July 23, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Good luck Harry. I don't read that site

    by hallmitchell

    I will be now.

  • July 23, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Harry - did you get some fitness tips off Stallone?

    by hallmitchell

    WE need you around more than ever.

  • July 23, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    couldn't think of a better person to do this...

    by Righteous Brother

    good luck big guy!

  • July 23, 2010, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Harry, we all love ya, but please

    by corplhicks

    LOSE WEIGHT-- otherwise the following is waiting for you around corner: High blood pressure, Diabetes, Crippling Arthritis, knee and hip replacements, back pain, spinal stenosis. take care of yourself and prevent these things!! we love ya!

  • July 23, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    How about you get this site right before going elsewhere

    by barnaby jones


  • July 23, 2010, 5:36 a.m. CST

    For the love of Ackerman please no Talkback

    by DrRumpledink

    Would hate to see anything to do with famous monsters soiled by some of the numbskulls here. <p>This all sounds really awesome though. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

  • July 23, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Phil Kim

    by cineninja

    Harry, Watch your back. Phil Kim has managed to alienate and threaten to sue just about everybody around him. IMHO He's nothing more then a carpetbagger. More and more people are finding out what a douchebag this guy is. Hes a litigious son of a bitch who is quickly alienating himself in the horror field. You have no idea who youre crawling in to bed with. Just the tip of the iceberg.

  • July 23, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Very cool News!

    by ZaphodBeeblerox

    FM was my first step towards becoming a sci-fi / horror genre fan. I still remember the issue, with the Incredible Melting Man on the cover. I loved that it showed us all of this cool stuff going on right then with the movies as well as the classics, but always did it in a playful tone. That tone is what stuck with me the most. It wasn't about torture porn, it was about sharing some cool stuff with us with a wink to not be scared. I can't think of anyone that could do a better job then you, Harry. Congratulations and looking forward to it.

  • July 23, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST


    by Darth Scourge

    Damn, I loved that magazine as a kid. Cool.

  • July 23, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    That's a noble endeavour, Harry. Good luck!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 23, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Norton still in Avengers? WTF!

    by TheManWhoCan

    news? anyone!!!??!!! we'll find out for sure tomorrow!!!

  • July 23, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    TheManWhoCan, What!?

    by DrRumpledink

    We have heard from Marvel, Norton's agent and Norton himself on the subject. Where you been the last couple of weeks?

  • July 23, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST


    by Fixthe Fernback

    Seems like there are fresh rumors doing the rounds: <P><P>All will be revealed at Comic con's Avengers panel.

  • July 23, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    tehDude, blimey

    by DrRumpledink

    Oooo that's a big ask, but maybe ranting fans have made marvel do a turnaround on it after all. hmmm. thanks for the heads up. <p>I take it back, TheManWhoCan

  • July 23, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST


    by TheManWhoCan

    no probs! <p> Yeah there’s apparently talks about that shit 2 weeks ago, being some kind of publicity stunt. Considering the bizarre language all parties involved were using, it could be true, I guess. The rumour is we will find out for sure tomorrow. Also something about Incredible Hulk 2!anyway I hope its true. I saw Zodiac again yesterday and I think Ruffalo would be good but would prefer Norton! <p> im posting like mad on all the talkbacks just to get one of the ACIN "journalists" to bite!!

  • July 23, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Awesome News, Harry!

    by The Brain Machine

    Congratulations, I know from years of your writings that this will be a match made in monster heaven. Good luck, and if there's anything you need help with, rest assured you have a lot of fans all over the world that would love to help out any way we can!

  • July 23, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Grew up on FMOF, Ackerman, Weird-Ohs, etc..

    by 2for2true

    This is terrific news, Harry! As a kid who grew up salivating for every next issue of FM, this is the site I've been waiting for. Still have my whole FM collection, including issue favorite was the issue that told you how to do the Weird-Ohs model make-up, since I was a huge fan of Hawk's creations. I still have every Weird-Oh, Silly Surfer and Frantic model made, many still unopened. The geek child in me is THRILLED.

  • July 23, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Congratulations, Harry.

    by Red Ned Lynch

    I got to visit Forry back in the late 80s. It was always a lot of fun. I would have done just about anything to get my hands on the big painting of Vincent Price that was on the staircase and I just loved going into the basement. <p> This is oddly very appropriate. There is the sort of symmetry in this one very rarely sees in life. <p> Good luck.

  • July 23, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    That's some bad hat, Harry

    by SubliminalJones

    We know all about you. You don't go in the water at all, do ya?

  • July 23, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    AiCN a 1990's Relic

    by AdamWarlock

    This site needs a major overhaul and upgrade, 1o9 is whipping your ass.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by papersand

    I agree. Even just an edit button would be a step in the right direction.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    When was the last time

    by papersand

    there was an overhaul? I like the place but, yeah, could do with an upgrade.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Good to know that Famous Monsters will likely...

    by Cervantes

    ...get a lot more interest in future. Always loved the amazingly evocative artwork that graced the covers. The site will hopefully end up a favourite with 'monster'-lovers everywhere.<P>This article reminded me to go and check out the rest of the excellent Bob Burns site - which has some terrific stuff too, so thanks!

  • July 23, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Great to see this happen

    by rocketguy

    I only got a couple of issues of the original back in its' day, but I am so glad to see that it is seriously being started up again and with EXPERT people running it. Ever since my youthful interest in the classic monster and 50s scifi movies was restarted when I turned 50, it has been a pleasure to relive, to the extent possible, those youthful pleasures of Shock theater, Terminus theater, Aurora monsters, etc. And now I can experience the magazine, being edited similarly and with real zealots, that I missed when I was younger. Good luck and you can count on me being a subscriber.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Wait a sec

    by Abominable Snowcone

    How can you help out Nimrod, or ANY director, with the promotion of ANY movie, yet professionally distance oneself from their films so as to render objective reviews? I'm just sayin'.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    No swearing, but Harry, you better get working

    by skimn

    on some corny puns. Beside everything else, I recall some pretty corny's terror-ific!!

  • July 23, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Who the FUCK is Philip Kim?

    by benlinus

    And why is he running this great and prestigous empire that has been around for over 50 years? Joe Moe should be running the show. This makes no sense to me. And Harry. TRY, TRY not to fuck up like youve fucked up this site, with your self absorbed rantings about nonsense and egocentric bullshit about your personal life. People want good writing, COOL NEWS, and they want to hear about good movies, the inside scoop, and whats around the corner, not your nonsense. Oh, and shave the beard Harry, it looks ridiculous, Im sure Yoko must be VERY attracted to it.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by benlinus

    That question is irrelevant

  • July 23, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Good luck with it Harry

    by catlettuce4

    Sounds like the perfect dream job for you!

  • July 23, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Cheers and Congrats!

    by MarionRavenwood

    This is really amazing news! I'm looking forward to haunting the new site! I've been obsessed with monsters for my entire life, starting with Ben Chapman as the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the monsters have continued to mount over the years. What a thrill!

  • July 23, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Persian chicks...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...sometimes they want to be adventurous and rebel against their culture and tic their parents off... that's when you make your move!

  • July 23, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Can I look forward to Famous Monsters now having Poor Grammar?

    by GoodTimeBobby

  • July 23, 2010, 1 p.m. CST


    by benlinus

    If you insist, I am a long time reader of both this site and of FM and I am concerned about both futures. Is that good enough for you? And if your reasoning is that because Im not running the site I should keep my mouth shut, well, if thats what you think, then you should move to Belarus...

  • July 23, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST


    by benlinus

    I'll introduce you to my sister-in-law. She lives down there and has an ass that you can bounce a quarter off of...You'll thank me later

  • July 23, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST


    by spud_mcspud_returns

    Uncle Forry would be proud as hell. Hope you have a blast with that site - you have one more reason to live!! Can't WAIT to see it!!<P> Loving the Galactuas headwear, by the way. Rock that shit.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by spud_mcspud_returns

    Long time no speakee!! How's you?

  • July 23, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Hey too, Snowcone

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    And the answer is - You takes the moneys, you promotes the movie, you then render an unpaid review that tells the truth about how shite PREDATORS supposedly is (haven't seen it yet, but I like the AIBN review :D).<P> Least, I imagine that might be how it goes. Harry, care to elaborate on Snowcone's question??

  • July 23, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    And NO EDIT BUTTON, Harry

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    People should have to live with the shit they said. Even me...

  • July 23, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I always wanted to paint a cover for it

    by Bot-Bot

    I loved the dramatic illustrations that graced the cover of the magazine. Congrats on getting this gig Harry, and if you ever need an illustration, let me know. It would be a dream project for me.

  • July 23, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    This is what it's all about

    by FlyingToupee

    Congratulations, Harry.

  • July 23, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Way to go, Harry!

    by freerangecelt

    In good hands, I am sure!

  • July 23, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    don't let Herc anywhere near FM!!!

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Or you'll end up with a bunch of articles cut and pasted from other sources and a strange blind love for SNL and Joss Whedon. Please don't let Hack - er - Herc bring his "writing" to something as sacred as Famous Monsters! <p>In all, though, good luck, and make Forry proud!

  • July 23, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Harry you are the biggest monster of them all...

    by Gus Van Rant

    Congrats on the news!

  • July 23, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Didn't Harry

    by Come_ON

    get lapband surgery 2 years ago? What happened?

  • July 23, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Where can I get a hat like that?

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Galactus rules.

  • July 23, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Way to Go, Uncle Hairy!

    by KingKirby

    I had the great fortune to meet Forry at SDCC a couple years ago. He was in poor health and could barely speak, but he signed a FM poster featuring him on the "cover" for me and I told him "Thank you, Uncle Forry, for corrupting me as a kid with monsters and spaceships." His eyes suddenly were bright and alive and he dropped his pen and shook my hand (much to the surprise of me and his handler). And that's what Famous Monsters of Filmland is, Harry. Sharing the stories and the photos and the fun. Good luck to you, Uncle Hairy, I cannot think of a better person to bring this Famous Monster back to life. Huzzah!

  • July 23, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Memories of Famous Monsters:

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    My brother and I used to read them all the time. Classic stuff and can remember all those great covers.

  • July 23, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    GREAT news, Harry!

    by MovieDeal

    I discovered FM during the summer of '77 when Star Wars came out. I was so hungry for ANYTHING printed about Star Wars that I found a "comic book" shop in Orange County, CA. At that point, I not only bought Starlog and Cinefantastique, but I also bought FM. It was from that point forward that I was drawn into Forry's World. And I LOVED it! I've never looked back. I'm so hopeful into looking what you do for Forry's legacy. And it's quite a legacy. Show me what you can do, oh Furry One!

  • July 23, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Harry that's awesome but shave that fucking neck beard

    by A G

  • July 23, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Need threaded and non threaded ways to view this

    by corplhicks

  • July 23, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    after the lawsuit, Phil Kim will own

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    and he'll add threaded forums and an edit button.<p> It will be a great day for us all.

  • July 23, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    That Right There...

    by Evil Chicken pretty Cool News. All the best, Harry.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

  • July 23, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    They'll just have more Amazon articles,

    by DigitalDong

    I mean ads. Aw shit who am I kidding. Articles and ads are one of the same here.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Phenomenal news!

    by jonl

    No better person for the job... and I say that as someone who started reading Famous Monsters with the very first issue.

  • July 24, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST


    by Heckles

    That 'Sample Copy' was $14? Outrageous!

  • July 24, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Congrats Harry! Looking forward to checkin out the site

    by emeraldluxury

    Harry, can't wait to see what you do with Famousmonsters! Good luck!

  • July 24, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Great News


    And while I will probably get killed for saying this here, love that you intend to keep FAMOUS MONSTERS fully "family friendly". There isn't much of that "out there" anymore, and if we really want the classic characters to keep a following in the years ahead, the only way is to introduce them to those "coming up". The idea of a family friendly monster site? Outstanding.

  • July 24, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    This is AWESOME!!!!

    by horrorheadfred

    Okay, okay. You finally got me to log in and create an account. I've been a surfer of these pages for years and love your work, Harry. As well as your love for all things 4E. Quite excited to know that you will be bringing your talents, along with your funny bone, to the cyber reality that is Famous Monsters of Filmland. Simply, i'm blown to bits like bruce the shark, but in a good way. Big time congrats. Can't wait for this to roll out.

  • July 24, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    RKDN.... after the Lawsuit, Patricia Knowles

    by BetterCallSaul

    will own, Famous Monsters and Phil Kim.

  • July 24, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by SnakeVargas1985

    Way to go, Harry! I just got my copies of issue #250. Love it!!

  • July 24, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I dont know much about Famous monsters..

    by emeraldboy

    or forrest j ackerman. I have just one questions. will harry have access to an editor. will there be someone there to spellcheck, grammercheck harrys work if he writes something. or will he leave that to others.

  • July 24, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    No "Eater of Worlds" jokes?

    by DoctorStopMo

    How many posts are there on this talkback without someone cracking that one? Disappointed, AICN readership. Disappointed.<p> Congratulations to you, Harry. Best of luck. And give us a damn INCEPTION review.

  • July 24, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    re: No "Eater of Worlds" jokes?

    by NippleEffect

    this is completely over my head<p> Is this a Galactus joke?<p> elaborate please

  • July 24, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Eating jokes are frowned upon here.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    It makes the lap-band feel self-conscious.

  • July 24, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by corplhicks

    did you run out of your Lexapro? or your Thorazine? Yeah I wrote stuff above about Harry's lack of health and what awaits him in the near future, but it wasn't a psycho thing.

  • July 24, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    I don't care-- Hobbit is all that matters now

    by corplhicks

    Just someone give Jackson anything he wants, hire Sirkis, and the old British guys while they can still speak and walk and make the thing !!!

  • July 25, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    oh duh

    by NippleEffect

    still don't get it

  • July 25, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST


    by DoctorStopMo

    Yeah, it was a Galactus reference (Harry is wearing Galactus head gear).<p> <p> No offense was intended. Harry knows he needs to lose weight, too. And FWIW, I wouldn't trade my health or my job for his, much as I admire what he does :).

  • July 25, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Hmmm so-

    by sonnyfern

    -Does this mean you'll be doing stories on indie moviemakers like me Harry? Because we ARE the horror movie industry right now...

  • July 25, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Harry

    by blunted666

    I've got time to frequent a couple more web pages

  • July 25, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Harry, Wishing you the furry beast!

    by deadboy1313

    Sorry, I meant very best. I know that Forry would be happy that you are carrion, um, carrying on his work. One of my favorite childhood memories is my Dad taking me to the local newwstand to pick up the latest issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland. And I still have every issue to this day. Keep Forry's vision intact my friend. The kind of magazine that scares the parents, but is clean and friendly to small children who may grow up to be the next generation of horror filmmakers. Just look at the legacy Forry left.

  • July 26, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Let Me Out

    by blunted666

    I like both Matt Reeves AND Let The Right One In... but SERIOUSLY, going to the movies is starting to feel like Groundhog Day.

  • July 26, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by blunted666

    wrong thread

  • July 26, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Awesome news. Great tie up.

    by Teddy Artery

    Now, just get one of the best working monster illustrators working today to be your feature artist, and you're set. Ray Frenden is a heck of a nice guy.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    fatty ackerman

    by greedosolo

    not forry. not by a long chalk.

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